by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,255th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,674th Most Conservative: 12,354th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
One Person Can Make A Difference
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population789 million

CapitalMerikh Strato


The Empire of Zukaki is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 789 million Zukakians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merikh Strato. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.3%.

The powerhouse Zukakian economy, worth 79.2 trillion Zukas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 100,407 Zukas, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

School history books often refer to Leader as "that imperialist pig dog", Zukakians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and drug-related crimes carry the death penalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zukaki's national animal is the Zebu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zukaki is ranked 27,873rd in the world and 1,600th in Balder for Most Devout, with 986.13 Prayers Per Hour.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,255thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,674thMost Conservative: 12,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,654thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,710thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,683rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,102nd
Most Conservative: 493rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 625th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 670th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 733rd in the region

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